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Edible Landscaping: A New Trend in Outdoor Living

Edible Landscaping: A New Trend in Outdoor Living

Adding edible plants, berries and fruits to your traditional garden scheme is a clever way to add beauty as well as reduce your food costs.
Tips for Raised Garden Beds

Tips for Raised Garden Beds

Putting together a raised wooden bed is one of the easiest and most rewarding garden projects.
Top 10 Tips – Caring for Flowering Indoor Plants

Top 10 Tips – Caring for Flowering Indoor Plants

Flowering potted plants are a quick way to add color, freshness and a designer touch to interiors.
TIP: Creating Attractive Combination Containers

TIP: Creating Attractive Combination Containers

It's SPRING! Which means you can start filling your landscape, deck and balcony with colorful combos. Here are a few tips to make the most attractive combination containers.
Get to Know Miniature Roses for Mother’s Day

Get to Know Miniature Roses for Mother’s Day

Gifting a mini rose is a symbol of your love for Mom and other important women role models in your life!
Unconventional Garden Vessels

Unconventional Garden Vessels

In nature, plants occupy every imaginable niche on the planet. Since almost everything is a potential substrate for plant life, we can have fun with the quirky adaptability of plants by intentionally vegetating re-purposed objects.
Growing Herbs and Vegetables for Pets

Growing Herbs and Vegetables for Pets

Most house pets can enjoy a range of fresh foods as part of their overall diets. Many of the herbs and vegetables among these foods are quite easy to grow in containers.
Top 5 Plants for a Quick Privacy Screen

Top 5 Plants for a Quick Privacy Screen

Yes, you can grow a privacy screen in a reasonable amount of time.
Supportive Garden Structures

Supportive Garden Structures

Beautiful and supportive classic garden structures.
Finding Perfect Companion Plants

Finding Perfect Companion Plants

These tips will have you designing like a pro!
Cool Weather Spring Vegetable Containers

Cool Weather Spring Vegetable Containers

Taste-full style, easy and close at hand.
Top 5 Flowering Spring Perennials

Top 5 Flowering Spring Perennials

Looking for the perfect plant? Here are some options that consistently get high marks for beauty, adaptability and all-around ease of growing.
DIY: Hardscape Essentials

DIY: Hardscape Essentials

Hardscape is not a catchy term for overly difficult gardening sites. Hardscape simply means the hard, durable parts of the landscape…the non-plant elements.
5 Fabulous Annuals to Try this Spring

5 Fabulous Annuals to Try this Spring

Five great annual flower options for gardeners ready to try something new and different.
How-to: Green-up Your Lawn this Spring

How-to: Green-up Your Lawn this Spring

Early spring raking, aeration, and fertilization all help create a healthy lawn that is thick and vigorous, with better pest and disease resistance.
Plant a Family Vegetable Garden

Plant a Family Vegetable Garden

Enjoy some low-stress family time, fresh air and outdoor exercise - along with fresh, tasty food – by growing a family veggie garden.
Know Your Plants – Annual vs. Perennial

Know Your Plants – Annual vs. Perennial

Learn the differences between annual vs. perennial plants and how to decide which type of plant is best for your gardening needs.
Gardening Tips for Early Spring

Gardening Tips for Early Spring

The basics of “dewinterizing” your landscape to get it ready for spring.
Plants to Celebrate Spring’s Return

Plants to Celebrate Spring’s Return

Late winter into early spring is when we crave fresh growth, a bit of color…some sign that spring is really returning!
Herbal Tea from your Windowsill

Herbal Tea from your Windowsill

Growing your own herbs for tea is an easy and inexpensive windowsill project that rewards you with great taste and the meditative moments that come with prepping, brewing and sipping.
Beyond Basic Care – Potted Flowering Bulbs

Beyond Basic Care – Potted Flowering Bulbs

How to care for potted flowering bulb plants after the flowers fade.
Fragrant Plants for Containers

Fragrant Plants for Containers

The invisible power of scent has a profound effect on our mood and it is one way to transform any garden space into an exciting area. Mix and match fragrant plants to create a beautiful perfumed oasis on your deck, patio or balcony.
9 Perfect Pick-Me-Up Plants to bring Spring Vibes

9 Perfect Pick-Me-Up Plants to bring Spring Vibes

Even if things outside your home are still buried under snow or just cold and stark, you can easily enjoy warmth and green freshness inside!
Care Tips for African Violets

Care Tips for African Violets

A well-cared-for African violet (Saintpaulia) can flower all year indoors. Keep your houseplant blooming with this helpful how-to tip list .
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